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ENB - Region 6 Notices 04/14/2010

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Town of Clare
c/o Paul Colton, Highway Superintendent
3494 County Route 27
Russell, NY 13684

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: John L. Quinn

APA Project Number: 2009-0223

Project Title: Town of Clare

Location: Dean Road in the Town of Clare, New York.

Comment Period Ends: April 29, 2010

Project Description: The action involves a commercial sand and gravel extraction having a 4.8 acre Life of Mine area. A previously permitted extraction which is presently 2.8 acres in size is to be expanded by an additional 2.0 acres during the next 5 to 10 year period. Approximately 1.0 acre is to be reclaimed during the next five years. An average of 5,000 cubic yards (maximum of 20,000 cubic yards) of sand and gravel is to be extracted annually by the Town of Clare for road construction and maintenance purposes. Equipment to be employed at the extraction includes a front end loader and a portable screening plant. An average of 3 (maximum of 20) loaded tandem dump trucks are to depart the site per day. The extraction will operate annually from April through November, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. No operations are to occur on Sundays or holidays.

Negative Declaration

St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to the 1986 Independence Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the 1986 Independence River Wild Forest Unit Management Plan to allow for the construction of a parking area and the relocation of a portion of the Stillwater Firetower Trail. The parking area project is necessary to address the lack of parking at the existing trail head. The location of the new three car parking area, including one accessible space, is in an old borrow pit along the Big Moose Road. To avoid hiking along the road to reach the existing trailhead, a re-route of the Stillwater Firetower trail is also proposed. The re-routed section is approximately the same length as the section of existing trail that will be abandoned. The projects are located in the Town of Webb, New York, along the south side of the Big Moose Road, approximately 0.1 miles west of the Stillwater Mountain Firetower trail head.

Contact: David Smith, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 317 Washington Avenue, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2261.

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